Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 04 Aug 17

Pedaling Home: One Woman’s Race Across the Arizona Trail

by Sarah Jansen

A philosopher from Minnesota returns to her childhood home to join a handful of adventure racers for the “Arizona Trail Race 750”. The world’s longest trail bike race, the AZTR runs 750 rugged miles along the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah. Enduring complete bike failure (which ends Sarah’s shot at the women’s course record) and the death of a family member, Sarah finds a way to make it to the Grand Canyon. There she faces the greatest challenge yet: a marathon trek through the canyon with her mountain bike strapped to her back, all while coming to terms with what it means to be home. Her amazing story follows a quirky cast of endurance bike racers, interweaving adventure, philosophy, Arizona history and family lore.

Kevin Garnett: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Power Forwards (Basketball Biography Books)

by Clayton Geoffreys

Learn the Incredible Story of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Basketball Legend Kevin Garnett!

Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!

In Kevin Garnett: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Power Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball’s premier power forwards, Kevin Garnett. Since joining the NBA directly from high school, Kevin Garnett has had a highly productive and legendary career in the NBA as a leader and as a basketball player. From leading the Minnesota Timberwolves in the early 2000s to playing an important role as part of the Boston Big 3 alongside Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in their deep playoff runs (including a 2008 NBA Championship), Kevin Garnett is easily one of the greatest power forwards to play the game.

It is hard to believe that we have had the unique opportunity of seeing a young teen mature into a man throughout his NBA career.

Though Kevin Garnett retired at the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, his legacy on the game of basketball will never be forgotten. After all, anything is possible.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:

  • Early Life and Childhood
  • High School Years of Kevin Garnett
  • Kevin Garnett’s NBA Career
  • Getting Drafted
  • Rookie Season
  • All-Star Season and Controversial Contract
  • 1998-1999 Lockout Season
  • Superstardom and First Round Exits
  • MVP Season
  • The Slow Breakup
  • The Trade to the Celtics
  • The New Boston Big 3
  • Becoming an NBA Champion
  • Celtic Run
  • The End of an Era and Trade to Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Stint
  • Minnesota Homecoming
  • Retirement
  • Garnett’s Personal Life
  • Garnett’s Legacy and Impact on the Game

An excerpt from the book:

No single person in the history of the NBA has been as fiery on both ends of the court as Kevin Garnett. Aside from his lone championship, individual accolades, numerous All-Star game appearances, and career milestones, Kevin Garnett (or KG as he is better known) is intensity personified on the basketball court. Whether as a teammate or as a player on the opposing side, KG will always push you to your limit in any manner conceivable and will get into your head both on and off the court. He drives people so hard that he once made his Boston Celtics teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis cry during a televised game by scolding him on the sidelines after a timeout. Moreover, opposing players tend to get the worst aspects of his intensity because he is a very physical player and is one of the best trash-talkers in the game. He once called opposing forward Charlie Villanueva a “cancer on the team” while defending him. KG has even gone as far as insulting All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s wife during a game.

However, it is also KG’s intense persona that contributed to his legendary and accomplished career. He is a 15-time NBA All-Star, one-time MVP, one-time Defensive Player of the Year, Olympic gold medalist, an All-NBA team member nine times, a 12-time All-Defensive team member (tied with Kobe Bryant for second of all-time), and above all, an NBA champion. He is also today’s longest tenured NBA player and has been with the league since the 1995 season.

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by Ð?енис Ð?асилÑ?евиÑ? Ð?авÑ?дов

Ð?емÑ?аÑ?Ñ? Ð?ениса Ð?асилÑ?евиÑ?а Ð?авÑ?дова (1784â??1839), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?е в 1835 годÑ?.

Eine Internet Yogagemeinschaft: Autobiographie nach 50 Jahren Yoga (German Edition)

by Alfred Ballabene

Die vorliegende Broschüre “Eine Internet-Yogagemeinschaft” ist ein autobiographischer Rückblick auf die Yoga- und Lebenserfahrungen von 50 Jahren Praxis als Yogalehrer. Wenn man die Dynamik unserer gegenwärtigen Zeit bedenkt, so kann man sich gut vorstellen, dass in den 50 Jahren, was den eigenen experimentellen Yoga und die Yogagemeinschaft selbst anbelangt, “kein Stein auf dem anderen geblieben ist”. Begann der Yoga mit Gruppenunterricht, so war es am Ende all dieser Jahre ein Unterricht per Internet. “Yoga per Internet” klingt nach einer unpersönlichen und anonymen Yogaführung. In der Realität ist genau das Gegenteil der Fall. Bei den e-Mail-Kontakten handelt es sich um einen Einzelunterricht, in welchem auf die individuellen Lebenserfahrungen und Begabungen aufgebaut werden kann, was eine eigenständige, der Persönlichkeit angepasste spirituelle Entwicklung ermöglicht. Auch fallen bei einem solchen Einzelunterricht die gruppendynamischen Konkurrenz-Spielchen weg und jede/r kann den Weg frei von Status oder Bewertung innerhalb einer Gruppe gehen.

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